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Ms. M, who is Prettier ?

Posted by
Mariana Maoduš (Waterloo, Canada) on 4 March 2010 in People & Portrait and Portfolio.

The same girl as here - Tropical Flower

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"The moment always dictates in my work. What I feel, I do. This is the most important thing for me. Everybody can look, but they don't necessarily see. I never calculate or consider; I see a situation and I know that it's right, even if I have to go back to get the proper lighting."
~ Andre Kertesz

Richard from Montferland, Netherlands

The girl on the right. Fantiastic how she smiles!

4 Mar 2010 5:17am

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

Both of them are beautiful

4 Mar 2010 6:11am

khadi from New Delhi, India

Fantastic image. You've captured both their beauty very well.

4 Mar 2010 6:13am

Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

Hard to resist a look like this...
A beautiful shot

4 Mar 2010 6:57am

Dulcie from Danville, CA, United States

I love the big eyes and red glint of the hair on this girl in the center.
These are two beautiful young flowers. Lovely portraits !!

4 Mar 2010 7:01am

Faramarz from Tehran, Iran

perfect shot.

4 Mar 2010 7:09am

Ekios from Une des iles du salut, Guyana

What a look ! :)

4 Mar 2010 7:41am

Behzad from Shi, Iran


4 Mar 2010 8:05am

Behzad from Shi, Iran

nice picture

4 Mar 2010 8:05am

jeanclaude from st mande 94160, France

magnifique photo

4 Mar 2010 8:13am

tede from Aubenas 07, France

All children are beautiful and these girls are real princesses! Mariana Good day, friendships.

4 Mar 2010 8:22am

LM from Aix en Provence, France

Strange question... the both are beautifull

4 Mar 2010 8:46am

Emmeji from France

Magnifique regard de l'une , magnifique sourire de l'autre et magnifique photo encore une fois !

4 Mar 2010 8:51am

Chris.B from Olburgen, Netherlands

The girl on the right. Fantiastic how she smiles!

4 Mar 2010 9:02am

Vitor Martins from Lisboa, Portugal

Beautiful portrait, i like the way the eyes are lead to the young lady in the right.

4 Mar 2010 9:07am

Dimitrios, think positive. from ATHENS, Greece

well , she is of cource!

4 Mar 2010 9:17am

El pare from Prepirineu, Spain

One gives us a penetrating gaze, the other a great smile. Great portrait, Mariana. Have a nice day!

4 Mar 2010 9:24am

Richard Standley from Carquefou, France

Superb capture! They are both pretty.

4 Mar 2010 9:29am

Henk van Rijssen from Utrecht, Netherlands

Nice photo.
It's a pity that the actual sharpness of the photo lies behind your subjects in this picture.

4 Mar 2010 9:40am

@Henk van Rijssen: I love the way it is, with this processing !
Here is something else of the same girl :)

Craig@Random Ramblings from Herts, United Kingdom

Ah ha, well that is in the eye of the beholder is it not? A great contrast of moods between these two faces.

4 Mar 2010 9:46am

k@ from Paris, France

The one in the middle is super cute, lovely and even beautiful despite the busy background and lack of focus but this little blur over her gives her a rather interesting presence, like a doll : she has gorgeous eyes and the other one has a lovely smile !

4 Mar 2010 9:51am

Lougris from Toulouse, France

interesting picture with great traitment !

4 Mar 2010 10:43am

Ddo from Verdun, France

Ex aequo. They are both pretty. A direct glance, "emouvant".

4 Mar 2010 10:48am

Mhélène from Paris, France

A superb portrait !

4 Mar 2010 10:49am

amirreza from tehran, Iran


4 Mar 2010 11:12am

Michael Skorulski from Cigel, Slovakia

She's really gorgeous. Love the image, Mariana.

4 Mar 2010 11:57am

Richard T from Leicester, United Kingdom

girl power ... all lovely


4 Mar 2010 12:12pm

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

The impossible choice. Great double portrait

4 Mar 2010 12:14pm

Photome from Uden, Netherlands

I love the image Mariana but one thing......Where did you focus? On the girl on the right side on the background? Technical me......

4 Mar 2010 12:29pm

@Photome: Well, once in a blue moon I can allow myself to have a picture I like and Love , even with a bad focus .
If you like to see this girl focused , here is focused shot - Tropical Flower

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Beautiful portraits of this nice girls

4 Mar 2010 12:30pm

NANNE from DAMWOUDE, Netherlands

You ask something..., who is prettier?!
I don't know and it doesn't matter.
Two nice persons.


4 Mar 2010 12:30pm

STEED from Gueret, France

Guess !!!!

4 Mar 2010 12:32pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Beautiful street portrait Mariana! Well done! ;-)

4 Mar 2010 12:37pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

They are both beautiful! You caught the cool interaction between them and you. Excellent!

4 Mar 2010 1:18pm

Luca Bobbiesi from Milano, Italy

I like the smile of the girl on the right.

4 Mar 2010 1:22pm

dideban from mashhad, Iran

Wow, very beautiful. so nice photo's

4 Mar 2010 1:33pm

Tagazou from Montpellier, France

Regarding your question, the donkey isn't able to give an answer... They are so beautiful... life is beautiful on your blog Mariana!

4 Mar 2010 1:34pm

@Tagazou: that is not my question, my dear Donkey ! Just take another look and see that girl in the center came in front of other girl saying - take a picture of me, Mariana, don't you think I am prettier than my girlfriend !

philippe from dijon, France

Superbement réalisée cette image.... tout y est Bravo, Philippe.

4 Mar 2010 1:35pm

CM Kwan from NT, Hong Kong

They are so lovely!

4 Mar 2010 1:42pm

SOUL AFLAME from The bosom of Mother Nature, United Kingdom

All three. Beauty is from within, though we so aften judge from measurements that are only skin deep. I bet the other girl was miffed at being obscured. Very nicely captured, M.

4 Mar 2010 1:54pm

JJ from Jersey City, United States

Both shots of her are superb

4 Mar 2010 2:15pm

Florence from Paris, France

Incredible texture of your shot Mariana, looks like a collage in a sens... incredible glance of the first little lady and incredible smile of the second... super models !

4 Mar 2010 2:23pm

Erika Melisa from Singapore, Singapore

i kinda like your composition. though you focused the background i was drawn to the girl.

4 Mar 2010 2:41pm

@Erika Melisa: i really do not care for focus with this processing and texture . thx

Phil from Sausset les Pins, France

Nice contraste between he first one , serious , and the happiness of the other , Good shot , Phil.

4 Mar 2010 2:54pm

kate from lincolnshire, United Kingdom

beautiful pretty picture!!~~:)

4 Mar 2010 2:59pm

Charles Dastodd from Chicago, United States

this portrait is absolutely charming! you really have a talent for capturing people, mariana :)

4 Mar 2010 2:59pm

macgo from Spain


4 Mar 2010 3:05pm

Zeinab from Tehran, Iran

She is the prettier. Love her, and love you. LOL

4 Mar 2010 3:30pm

Fade ToBLACK from tehran, Iran


4 Mar 2010 3:42pm

Stephen Phillips from San Francisco, United States

A beautiful double portrait and to answer the question - a tie with these two!

4 Mar 2010 3:45pm

chuck from valdosta,ga., United States

In focus or not, we can`t forget the artistic mind of Mariana ! Nice little story you have with this Mariana.

4 Mar 2010 3:53pm

Magrat from Nordhausen, Germany

So cute... beautiful little girls... great, Mariana! Like the colors here...

Have a nice day!

4 Mar 2010 3:55pm

Alan from Manila, Philippines

So full of character this portrait is. Nice one, Mariana!

4 Mar 2010 3:56pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Outstanding capture. "We are both pretty!!"

4 Mar 2010 4:10pm

Larry Lefever from Lititz, United States

Love the red accents. And the woman peeking over the shoulder. Sweet capture.

4 Mar 2010 4:10pm

Don from spokane, United States

A fine capture of these two such varied expressions. The comments on this post were very interesting too. The plane of focus etc., is far overridden by the quality of what is seen.

4 Mar 2010 4:11pm

Babzy from Besançon, France

so cute girls :)

4 Mar 2010 4:17pm

tataray from St Laurs, France

Bien jolies les filles ....

4 Mar 2010 4:19pm

Julie from Easton, United States

Equally pretty, nice capture!

4 Mar 2010 4:21pm

Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

A beautiful image. That delicious look of these big eyes that you stare and wonder ... does this lady with this thing? A composition that pleased the eye and spirit, Thanks for teaching it, Mariana!

4 Mar 2010 4:22pm

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

indeed she is ! she looks very proud of her ! both are pretty, the other has a great smile ! well captured in spite of the blocked background which does not help you!

4 Mar 2010 4:23pm

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

nice portrait ,so naturally !!!
kisses ,mariana !

4 Mar 2010 4:32pm

Marcie from Newton, United States

They are both absolutely beautiful..sweet girls. Wonderful portrait!! Especially love how you captured her staring right at you!!

4 Mar 2010 4:47pm

yiannis krikis from thessaloniki, Greece

great portrait - lovely face and eyes

4 Mar 2010 5:19pm

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Beautiful portrait! Nice capture!

4 Mar 2010 5:21pm

T.h.o.m.a.s. from Paris, France

beautiful portrait with a deep expression !!

4 Mar 2010 5:58pm

Marie-Jezaria from Paris, France

Pretty pretty portrait ! Love his look so direct, not affraid, so spontaneous ! Lovely smile for the second young girl !!! Well captured as per you usualy shot with tenderness !

4 Mar 2010 6:07pm

jpla from St Barthélémy d'Anjou-49, France

Joli ce portrait. Bonne soirée

4 Mar 2010 6:10pm

Patrick from Belgium

Fine capture, beautiful!
Well done Mariana.

4 Mar 2010 7:10pm

Gary from Cochise County, United States

Beautiful features and so colorful her clothes. A cutie and interesting image.

4 Mar 2010 7:32pm

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

Both, of course! :-)

4 Mar 2010 7:58pm

Peter Knoop from Antwerp, Belgium

Lovely portrait. Well done!

4 Mar 2010 8:13pm

Stéphane Thémèze from PlateFormeRonde, United States

She has got some fabulous eyes! Sinking into ours.

Cheers Mariana.

4 Mar 2010 9:11pm

KriKridesign from Cully, Switzerland

Eyescatching Eyes!!! Super, love it...
(just hearing a song, wich is called "Waterloo sunset"...there
at the end of the tracklist...This is for you...)

4 Mar 2010 10:19pm

KriKridesign from Cully, Switzerland

4 Mar 2010 10:19pm

@KriKridesign: hey, thanks , but I have to sign in to be able to download or listen to the songs . There is Waterloo Sunset, by The Kinks , for you on my page

QUIM from Lisboa, Portugal

Nice portraits! I love it!

4 Mar 2010 10:53pm

Jaap from Friesland, Netherlands

Great portrait, nice composition.

4 Mar 2010 11:27pm

Martin from North Platte, United States

Those big eyes are near hynotic, I really like the colors here also, they are slightly muted or something diff, cant quite place it, but adds to the over all mood of the shot, yor my hero :)

4 Mar 2010 11:34pm

@Martin: hehe .. you are so lovely :)

Candid1 from Washington, DC, United States


5 Mar 2010 12:52am

kerfendal from Paris, France

A very good pic of portraits, full of life

5 Mar 2010 1:45am

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

The eyes of the girl in the center are quite mesmerizing. She's looking right through the lens.

5 Mar 2010 2:03am

Ajay from Pune, India

Well... the girl with smile is prettier but tell the girl with big eyes she is prettier. Because she doesn't seems she going to be very happy if you didn't. :-)

5 Mar 2010 2:05am

Satvik from Columbus, United States

Beautiful portrait, superbly captured !

5 Mar 2010 3:19am

rian from mobile, United States

love her expression.. like a deer caught in the car's headlights.. :D of course that girl in the background made me smile too.. :) very nice capture.. :)

5 Mar 2010 3:33am

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

Such expressive eyes.

5 Mar 2010 4:03am

Sugata from Newark, United States

Wonderful shot - I love the colours here!

5 Mar 2010 4:31am

Earnest from Oklahoma, United States

A question that requires a tactful answer...

5 Mar 2010 6:10am

Manubhai from Bangalore, India

Yet another nice shot....very good image...

5 Mar 2010 10:13am

Jean-Luc from Lyon, France

lol , how can u take that kind of expression ????? your are a wizard , S , a real wizard of photography !!!!

5 Mar 2010 3:30pm

Marie from FRESNES, France

ils sont adorables, magnifique portrait.

5 Mar 2010 3:44pm

Susan from Sausalito, United States

What do you think they think? A luminous photograph!

5 Mar 2010 7:38pm

@Susan: I said that in a title :))

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Ah, girl, you are the prettiest !

6 Mar 2010 1:12am

steve-stefedesign from Liverpool, United Kingdom

Kids are great to photgraph....especially when others on the shot create a 'moment'

6 Mar 2010 8:18am

Twelvebit from Victoria, United States

Interesting shot --almost looks collaged.

6 Mar 2010 9:44pm

Claude from Mont de Marsan, France

Il lui manque un sourire, mais quel regard
bon dimanche

7 Mar 2010 11:05am

eme chiquilla from sevilla, Spain

Great shot! she is so serious, like she has something tremendously important to tell everyone of us, no matter if only just one person will listen!, she is about to start her speech.

7 Mar 2010 12:43pm

Peter from Amsterdam, Netherlands

Of course: the one in the middle!

7 Mar 2010 9:20pm

Amanda from Jersey City, United States

I love this sassy lady! She has that confidence and complete awareness that she is stunning. She's looking directly into us--such a hypnotic stare.

9 Mar 2010 2:32pm

Divya Nair from Hyderabad, India

how does one get the person in the photo to give the expression while not being conscious that they are getting photographed?

19 Mar 2010 6:08am

Donald from Detroit, United States

They are both prettier. Fine portraits!

13 May 2010 9:47pm

@Donald: sure, I agree with you :)

FUJIFILM FinePix S5600
1/60 second
ISO 200
9 mm